The Beach Clean Project has received funding from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to launch the island’s first annual report on marine waste.
The Clean Earth Trust joins a collection of over 100 partners from around the world that will be supported this year by RBC’s Tech for Nature programme - a global multi-year commitment to support new ideas, technologies, and partnerships to address our most complex environmental challenges.
“At RBC, we believe in the power of innovative technologies to address and scale solutions to some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time,” said Valerie Chort, Vice-President, Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, RBC. “We’re proud to be working alongside The Clean Earth Trust to develop real-world, scalable solutions to tackle the challenges that continue to plague our environment.”
The Project, which hopes to unite the community in citizen science, will log and report on the types of marine waste that is being found across the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The data gathered over the course of 2021 will form the starting point for the Charity’s annual report, to be built upon on year by year.
“Becoming a partner of RBC’s Tech for Nature is a turning point in our operations as a charity and we’re really excited to be joining their international community of organisations tackling environmental issues. The funding will support long-term, consistent and detailed monitoring of the types of waste impacting our marine habitats and wildlife. We want the report to enable the island to make more insightful decisions on legislation to protect our coastline and its inhabitants, as well as facilitating engagement and conversation with organisations outside of the islands who are working towards similar goals,” adds Helen Quin, The Clean Earth Trust.
Those interested in taking part in the Project are invited to attend the Charity’s weekly beach surveys or log their own beach clean data via online form: https://form.jotform.com/211863610367354